Skellig Rock, Ireland
The Skellig rocks, which are located 12kms off the coast of Kerry, Ireland, are of such an importance that they have been made a World Heritage Site. This was once the spartan retreat of a group of hardy monks, who sheltered in the stone beehive-shaped cells at the summit of the Island of Skellig Michael. These islands are steeped in atmosphere and history.
The jagged islands are at the mouth of Ballinskelligs Bay and seem to rise suddenly from the sea on your approach. The home of millions of seabirds, it is a mecca for birdwatchers. It also has a 6th century monastery and the Skellig Heritage Centre for visitors. Visitor numbers are strictly controlled and the trip across is rather rough.
Things to See & Do
* Skellig Heritage Centre
* Skellig Lighthouse
* Bird watching
* Beehive Huts
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English & Irish
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – There is no port at Skellig Rocks, boats arrive at a landing area.
Transport Links – Boats sail to Skellig Rocks once a day from Valentia, Renard and Portmagee.